Effect of spirometry on intra-thoracic pressures

TILLER, Nicholas and SIMPSON, Andrew J. (2018). Effect of spirometry on intra-thoracic pressures. BMC research notes, 11 (110).

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Due to the high intra-thoracic pressures associated with forced vital capacity manoeuvres, spirometry is contraindicated for vulnerable patients. However, the typical pressure response to spirometry has not been reported. Eight healthy, recreationally-active men performed spirometry while oesophageal pressure was recorded using a latex balloon-tipped catheter. Peak oesophageal pressure during inspiration was - 47 ± 9 cmH O (37 ± 10% of maximal inspiratory pressure), while peak oesophageal pressure during forced expiration was 102 ± 34 cmH O (75 ± 17% of maximal expiratory pressure). The deleterious consequences of spirometry might be associated with intra-thoracic pressures that approach maximal values during forced expiration.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: ** From PubMed via Jisc Publications Router. ** History: received 15-01-2018; accepted 01-02-2018.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Balloon catheter, Lung function, Pressure, Pulmonary function, Spirometry, intra-thoracic pressure
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13104-018-3217-9
SWORD Depositor: Margaret Boot
Depositing User: Margaret Boot
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2018 16:01
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 15:30
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/18730

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